The Police Complaints Authority is an independent civilian body tasked with oversight of law enforcement officers. This morning we spoke to the Director of the PCA David West and recently appointed Deputy Director Michelle Solomon-Baksh about the role of the authority and their overall vision.
This month, Pan Trinbago celebrates 25 years, since the steel drum, which churns out melodious notes was recognized as the national instrument. On Friday, an exhibition was held on the Brian Lara Promenade by BP Renegades, showcasing the instrument and the people who 'beat it' much to our enjoyment and pleasure. We spoke to the Manager of BP Renegades - Michael Marcano and player Johann Chuckaree.
Despite experiencing some difficulty with artistes commuting between Trinidad and Tobago “God has been leading” and the organizers of the Gospel Telethon are confident that their event will be a success. This according to chairman Moses Thomas. The Gospel Telethon is fundraising event being held in Tobago which aims to acquire clothes, food and financial donations to distribute to underprivileged families on the island.
The biggest party is sport has been “growing phenomenally” and this is being viewed as a “fantastic opportunity” for the Hero Caribbean Premier League. Head of Digital at the league, Vishnu Kumar, says the league has been attracting fans from around the world since its inception.
On Friday, the Ministry of Finance released a statement, in effect putting the financial affairs of the Chairman of the CLICO Policyholders Group, Peter Permell in the public domain. Since the release, several persons have questioned the rationale behind the move. David Walker has been involved in the CLICO matter for some years and gave his opinion on the release and other matter relating to CLICO.
President of the Farmers’ Union of T&T, Shiraz Khan, says the country must move towards reducing the amount of meat imported from other markets. Khan says buying local can help to boost the economy and contribute to cutting the food import bill.
With changes to GATE, many are wondering if they're going to get funding and with the recent scare of an old memo being leaked, fears were raised. Former UWI Guild President, Makesi Peters, spoke to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Verna Bharath about the new system.